Table 2

Unadjusted Mental and Physical Component Summary Scores* for Millennium Cohort Study Participants (N = 75,413)

MCS

PCS


Characteristic

Males

Females

Males

Females


Full Cohort

53.4 (53.3, 53.5)

51.1 (50.9, 51.2)

53.6 (53.5, 53.6)

52.9 (52.8,53.0)


Age, years

17–24

50.8 (50.5, 51.0)

48.9 (48.6, 49.2)

54.2 (54.1, 54.4)

53.1 (52.8, 53.3)

25–34

53.2 (53.0, 53.3)

51.0 (50.7, 51.2)

54.2 (54.1, 54.3)

53.5 (53.3, 53.7)

35–44

54.2 (54.1, 54.3)

52.3 (52.0, 52.6)

53.0 (52.9, 53.1)

52.4 (52.2, 52.7)

≥ 44

55.2 (55.0, 55.4)

53.6 (53.2, 54.0)

52.7 (52.5, 52.8)

52.1 (51.7, 52.4)

Education

No high school diploma

51.9 (51.5, 52.3)

49.9 (49.4, 50.5)

52.9 (52.6, 53.2)

52.6 (52.2, 53.1)

High school diploma diploma/equivalent

52.3 (52.2, 52.5)

49.7 (49.4, 49.9)

52.9 (52.8, 53.0)

52.0 (51.8, 52.2)

Some college

54.0 (53.9, 54.2)

51.8 (51.5, 52.0)

53.4 (53.3, 53.5)

53.2 (53.0, 53.4)

College degree

55.0 (54.9, 55.2)

53.0 (52.8, 53.3)

55.1 (55.0, 55.2)

54.3 (54.1, 54.5)

Marital status

Never married

51.6 (51.5, 51.8)

50.3 (50.1, 50.6)

54.4 (54.3, 54.6)

53.2 (53.1, 53.4)

Married

54.1 (54.0, 54.2)

51.7 (51.5, 51.9)

53.3 (53.2, 53.3)

52.7 (52.6, 52.9)

Divorced

53.4 (53.1, 53.8)

51.2 (50.7, 51.6)

53.2 (52.9, 53.5)

52.5 (52.1, 52.8)

Race/ethnicity

White non-Hispanic

53.2 (53.2, 53.3)

50.8 (50.6, 51.0)

53.6 (53.5, 53.7)

53.2 (53.1, 53.4)

Black non-Hispanic

54.2 (54.0, 54.4)

51.8 (51.5, 52.2)

52.8 (52.6, 53.0)

51.8 (51.6, 52.1)

Asian/Pacific Islander

54.3 (54.1, 54.6)

52.3 (51.8, 52.8)

54.3 (54.1, 54.5)

53.8 (53.4, 54.2)

Hispanic

53.1 (52.8, 53.4)

50.3 (49.7, 50.9)

53.6 (53.3, 53.8)

52.9 (52.5, 53.4)

Other

53.0 (52.4, 53.5)

50.2 (49.3, 51.2)

53.0 (52.6, 53.5)

52.0 (51.3, 52.8)

1998–2000 deployment to Bosnia, Kosovo, or Southwest Asia

No

53.4 (53.3, 53.5)

51.1 (50.9, 51.2)

53.6 (53.5, 53.7)

52.9 (52.8, 53.1)

Yes

53.5 (53.4, 53.7)

51.3 (50.9, 51.7)

53.5 (53.4, 53.6)

52.8 (52.5, 53.1)

Length of service, years

0–3

51.2 (50.9, 51.4)

49.4 (49.1, 49.7)

54.3 (54.2, 54.5)

53.1 (52.9, 53.3)

4–8

52.6 (52.4, 52.8)

50.5 (50.2, 50.8)

54.3 (54.1, 54.4)

53.4 (53.2, 53.6)

9–15

53.9 (53.7, 54.0)

52.1 (51.8, 52.4)

54.0 (53.9, 54.1)

53.4 (53.1, 53.6)

≥ 16

54.5 (54.4, 54.6)

52.6 (52.3, 52.9)

52.5 (52.4, 52.6)

51.8 (51.6, 52.1)

Military rank

Enlisted

52.9 (52.8, 53.0)

50.4 (50.3, 50.6)

53.1 (53.0, 53.1)

52.5 (52.3, 52.6)

Warrant officer

55.4 (55.0, 55.9)

54.0 (52.6, 55.4)

52.9 (52.5, 53.3)

51.6 (50.3, 52.9)

Commissioned officer

55.3 (55.1, 55.4)

53.4 (53.1, 53.6)

55.5 (55.4, 55.6)

54.6 (54.4, 54.8)

Service component

Reserve/National Guard

53.8 (53.7, 53.9)

51.8 (51.5, 52.0)

54.1 (54.0, 54.2)

53.7 (53.5, 53.8)

Active duty

53.1 (53.0, 53.2)

50.5 (50.3, 50.7)

53.2 (53.1, 53.3)

52.2 (52.0, 52.4)

Branch of service

Army

53.0 (52.9, 53.1)

50.7 (50.5, 51.0)

53.1 (53.0, 53.2)

52.1 (52.0, 52.3)

Air Force

54.5 (54.3, 54.6)

52.2 (52.0, 52.5)

54.2 (54.0, 54.3)

54.1 (53.9, 54.3)

Navy and Coast Guard

53.1 (52.9, 53.3)

50.4 (50.0, 50.8)

53.8 (53.7, 54.0)

53.2 (52.9, 53.4)

Marines

52.7 (52.4, 53.1)

49.6 (48.6, 50.6)

53.8 (53.6, 54.1)

52.6 (51.8, 53.4)

Occupational category

Combat specialists

53.8 (53.7, 53.9)

51.0 (50.4, 51.6)

54.1 (54.0, 54.2)

53.3 (52.9, 53.8)

Other occupations

53.3 (53.2, 53.4)

51.1 (50.9, 51.3)

53.4 (53.3, 53.5)

52.9 (52.8, 53.0)


* Medical Outcomes Study 36-Item Short Form Health Survey for Veterans. 1998 general US population means used to calculate mental and physical component summary scores (MCS, PCS).

Smith et al. BMC Public Health 2007 7:340   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-340

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